Cinderella returns to the Artscape Opera stage
Following the groundbreaking Mozart and Salieri, Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) will next present Cinderella at the Artscape Opera House from 5 to 21 October 2018. The production will incorporate new digital elements by design luminary Peter Cazalet who returns to once again work alongside Veronica Paeper, a creative coup by Acting Executive Director Tracy Li.
Cinderella is presented in three acts and set to Prokofiev’s stirring score, played by the Cape Town Philharmonic at select performances and conducted by Brandon Phillips.
International guest artist Maxime Quiroga returns from France to dance the role of Prince Charming opposite CTCB’s senior principal ballerina Laura Bosenberg.
Quiroga, seen most recently in the title role of Marc Goldberg’s Mozart and Salieri, will alternate with Daniel Szybkowski and Conrad Nusser while the role of Cinderella will be shared between Bosenberg, Kirstel Paterson and Mariette Opperman. The Fairy Godmother will be danced by Caitlin Smith, Leane Theunissen, Claire Spector and Hannah Ward. Buttons will be danced by Tusile Tenza, Craig Pedro and Stephen Underwood, all three of whom, with Jordan Roelfze, share the role of the Jester. The Dancing Master will be performed by Craig Pedro and Stephen Underwood.
Performance Date & Time: Cinderella:
FRI 5th Oct @ 19h30 (with orch) Bosenberg, Quiroga, Lindup, Bovang, Smith
SAT 6th Oct @14h00 (with orch) Opperman, Nusser, Lindup, Williams, Theunissen
SAT 6th Oct @ 19h30 (with orch) Bosenberg, Quiroga, Lindup, Bovang, Spector
SUN 7th Oct @15h00 (no orch) Paterson, Szybkowski, Lindup, Williams, Ward
SAT 13th Oct @ 14h00 (no orch) Paterson, Szybkowski, Lindup, Bovang, Smith
SUN 14th Oct @ 15h00 (no orch) Bosenberg, Quiroga, Lindup, Williams, Spector
FRI 19th Oct @ 16h00 (no orch) TBA, TBA Lindup, Bovang, Smith
SAT 20th Oct @ 14h00 (with orch) Opperman, Nusser, Lindup, Williams, Theunissen
SAT 20th Oct @ 19h30 (with orch) Paterson, Szybkowski, Lindup, Bovang, Ward
SUN 21st Oct @ 15h00 (no orch) Opperman, Nusser, Lindup, Williams, Spector
A special performance aid of CTCB’s Outreach and Development programme takes place on Friday 19 October at 16h00 with tickets R100 each.
at select performances
INSIGHT offers a unique opportunity for all to discover more about the work of the Cape Town City Ballet through its world class productions, artists and creative staff.
We are pleased to offer an INSIGHT into the production and staging of a major re-vival of the ballet CINDERELLA, choreographed and produced by Veronica Paeper and designed by Peter Cazalet, who will be present to demonstrate aspects of this revival.
Join us for this sneak preview of the ‘new’ CINDERELLA with the cast and dancers of the CTCB together with Veronica and Peter and guest artist Maxime Quiroga.
To book or obtain your tickets:
Tickets: R100 Available at Artscape Box Office 0214217695, Dial-a-Seat 0214217695 or from Computicket under the title – INSIGHT evening CINDERELLA.
Concession: Friends of CTCB, R80 at Artscape Box Office only, on production of your membership card or number.
DONORS to the Costume Fundraiser: As a thank you to those who donated to this Fund, access to this event is FREE – but booking is essential – contact details below.
*For DONORS to BOOK for INSIGHT and obtain your free ticket, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 021 790 2198
Seating for INSIGHT is unreserved.
All proceeds of INSIGHT go towards Costume and Decor costs of this revival of CINDERELLA.
Choreographer – Veronica Paeper,
Paeper, who will also direct this production, first choreographed Cinderella for CAPAB Ballet in 1975 and, like Cazalet, will re-work aspects of the charming, feel-good classic that has enchanted dance audiences around the world for decades. In a move that is sure to delight Capetonian balletomanes, she has cast former CAPAB and CTCB ballerina Janet Lindup into the deliciously over-the-top role of the ugly sister Daffodil performing opposite Johnny Bovang and Mervyn Williams who share the role of Violet. Both roles are typically taken by males and there’s no doubt Lindup’s sense of humor will bring a refreshing change and will be a delightful addition to the stellar lineup.
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